Tag Archives: Asia

China and Asia Leading the Way in Information Science and Technology

        (26 June 2018)  In today’s technologically advanced world, information science has proven to be an essential, far-reaching field of study, playing a role in numerous disciplines. China in particular has become a technological powerhouse in Asia, leading the way in areas such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, mobile communication, cryptocurrency, and e-commerce. As an important […]


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Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) Mid-Term Meeting & Seminar, Seoul, 9-11 April, 2018

(3 April 2018) The RSCAO Mid-term Meeting and Seminar 2018 will be held on 9-11 April 2018 in Seoul hosted by Korean Library Association (KLA) and National Library of Korea (NLK). Name of event : Seminar for Cooperation with Libraries in Asia and Oceania Date and time : 2018.4.11 (Wed) 13:30-18:00 Venue : The International Conference Room […]


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IGI Global new unprecedented InfoSci-Database pricing

(2 April 2018) Reinforcing its commitment to the complete worldwide dissemination of innovative research, IGI Global, a leading academic publisher, is offering unprecedented pricing for its award-winning InfoSci-Databases including InfoSci-Journals and InfoSci-Books. This new pricing structure is designed to ensure that institutions worldwide have the ability to acquire the latest innovative research at affordable rates. […]


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Most extensive Royal Commonwealth Society photograph release yet

(9 March 2018) The Royal Commonwealth Society department has recently published images of approximately 1,500 historic photographs on Cambridge Digital Library.  These photographs have been digitised with the very generous support of the Anstruther Trust, and include many of the treasures of the collection.  They reflect its broad chronological scope and great geographic diversity. The […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-1: THE Asia: Reshuffling the same deck

(7 February 2018) The 2018 cycle begins.  THE released its 2018 Asia rankings 7 February 2018.  Covering 359 universities from 25 countries across Asia, this is an increase of 101 universities from 2017. Table 1 shows the top 15 universities in 2018 with their 2017 rankings and 2018 world rankings. The names are the same; […]


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iGroup partners with Hindawi in Asia and Oceania

Hong Kong, 12 July 2017. iGroup is partnering with Hindawi Limited, one of the largest fully open access publishers. Effective immediately all of Asia and Oceania will be covered by iGroup. “iGroup aims to lead the change in open access publishing in the region,” says Mr. Pote Lee, the founder and CEO of iGroup. “We […]


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Asia OA

(10 June 2017) Asia OA is a special forum hosted by COAR in which members of the Asian open access community can share information, meet each other and build relationships. It has a mailing list and organizes meetings to facilitate greater exchange beyond national boundaries. This community is dedicated to people working in the academic […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2017

The number of Indian and Malaysian universities in the new rankings has more than doubled The biggest gainer in terms of number of universities is Japan at  69.  Almost 50% of Japanese universities are in the bottom third with less than 20% in the top 100.   In 2009, 33 Japanese universities were in the top […]


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Asia-Pacific Libraries Directory 2017-2018 – Research and Markets

(10 January 2017, DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries 2017-18″ directory to their offering. This edition of the Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries provide essential details on all libraries throughout the Asia Pacific region including universities, public and special libraries and including the libraries of institutes […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! QS Regional Rankings, ARWU Subject Rankings and new releases and rankings from Thomson Reuters

(19 June 2016) Despite all the debates over the value and impact of rankings, updates of existing rankings, embellishments to existing rankings and new rankings keep coming. QS Regional Rankings QS  released four regional rankings on 15 June 2016. It is not surprising that National University of Singapore (NUS) remains number one in Asia with […]


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IGI Global eBook collections special for Asia

(3 June 2016) IGI Global, a leading publishers of books, journals, and databases, is offering beginning in June, 13 new exclusive collections of frontlist, peer-reviewed eBooks on emerging information science and technology subjects. This SPECIAL offer for Asia is for one-time purchase eBook collections all at a discounted price. With no DRM, unlimited simultaneous users, […]


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China rising fastest in ranking of national systems

(24 May 2016) The top five performing national higher education systems are the United States, Switzerland, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Sweden, according to the Universitas 21 annual ranking for 2016. But the country with the most improved performance is China, up four places to 30th due to continual rise in output rankings. University World […]


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Asian Open Access Meeting

(1 April 2016) On March 4, 2016, the National Institute of Informatics (NII) hosted a meeting of the Asian open access (OA) community in Tokyo, Japan. The meeting was co-organized by COAR and held in conjunction with the Research Data Alliance Plenary meeting. The aim of the meeting was to introduce members of the Asian […]


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Asian open access meeting

(22 January 2016) The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan and COAR are co-organizing a meeting of the Asian OA Community in Tokyo, Japan on March 4th, 2016 in conjunction with the Research Data Alliance meeting. The aim of this meeting is to establish an Asian community of practice which can share OA related […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! QS Asia puts NUS first

(16 September 2015) QS 2015-2016 World Rankings were released today, September 15, 2015.  While  I need more time to analyze all the changes,  here are the new rankings for the world and Asia within the world rankings, which are not that much different for the top 10 in 2014-2015. The breaking Asia news is that […]


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